|Bill W. and Dr. Bob at Soho Playhouse
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Posted: July 11, 2013
by Ted Greenberg
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One of the great things about performing my weekly comedy show at the historic Soho Playhouse — besides having a grand ole time every Saturday night — is the diversity of other shows that call the downtown theater home. This week, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, a moving and funny play about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, joined the long list of terrific shows on that adorable stage.
The play about two of history’s iconic, but not well known figures, has racked up award after award and critical praise across the United States and Canada. Actor Martin Sheen raves, “The miraculous story, beautifully told, of the men who named the disease and created the cure.” Bill W. and Dr. Bob met 80 years ago in an interesting set of circumstances, and worked to keep each other sober. Their ‘cure’ has helped tens of millions of people who struggle with alcohol addiction.
Patrick Boll and Timothy Crowe play Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, respectively. These terrific actors imbue their characters with vitality and grace. Their performances are a joy to watch as this uncanny story unfolds. Check out this wonderful show. For tickets, visit Soho Playhouse’s web site.
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